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June New Release Countdown: Day 2

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Hi, all!

We are just 24 hours from the June release from Technique Tuesday! And we're back to give you another look at the new stamps and dies. 

So let's get to it!

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Funny Fruits Stamp Set

This stamp set features an assortment of hand drawn fruits that you can use as they are or with the silly faces. You'll also find a number of punny phrases to pair with them. Like matching dies? Be sure to check out the mat dies that work with the fruits in this set. 

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Duck Swan Goose

Like critter stamps? These three birds are the latest addition to our collection of Animal House stamps. Use them on their own or pair them with some of the collection's other critters. Also there are matching dies available! 

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Funny-Fruits-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBStrawberries on the Border Crafting Die

Our popular collection has of border dies has a new addition. Meet the Strawberries on the Border die. Simply take a card, open it up and cut a border along the side. Spice things up by adding some color to the die-cut elements. 

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These products, as well as the stamps and dies we showed yesterday, will be available on the 1st in the New Products category on our website.

Want to see them in action? Stop by the blogs of our awesome Design Team members:

Amy Kolling

Dana Joy

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Kymona Tracey

Latisha Yoast

Emily Leiphart

Heather Hoffman

Teri Anderson

Stop by our blog again tomorrow to celebrate the new release and see some more projects created by our Design Team! 

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 Ps. Who is the Technique Tuesday winner for the My Sweet Petunia and Technique Tuesday blog hop? That's Jeanne Beam, who left a comment on Latisha's post during the hop. Congrats, Jeanne! Jeanne, look for an email from Teri in your inbox! Thanks again to everyone who commented during the hop. We sure appreciate your kind words and excitement! 



June New Release Countdown: Day 1

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Hi, everyone! 

We're happy to have you here again today as we inch closer to the June 1st release of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday. 

You're going to get your first official look today at the reveal of the new products. Plus we have the Technique Tuesday Design Team here with us to show you how they are using some of the new goods to make some incredibly cool projects.

First, let's see the new goods. 

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Sweet Summertime Stamp Set

This 4x6 stamp set is the perfect stamp set for Summer, featuring images of fruit, an ice cream cone and a popsicle. You can also mix and match the words in the set to make all kinds of phrases to use on your handmade cards and scrapbook pages. Memory Keepers Studio member? This the stamp set you'll get in June. Not a member but want the set? It will be available for purchase without membership on the 1st. 

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Berry Basket Dies from Technique Tuesday | TechniqueTuesday.com

Berry Basket Crafting Dies

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Strawberry Stamp Set

Like to color? You are going to love this strawberry-themed stamp set. This image can be colored in easily with markers, pencils and even watercolors! Do like to die-cut stamped images? Be sure check out the matching dies for the stamp set! 

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Cool and Sweet Word Crafting Dies

Use these dies to cut out the words "cool" and "sweet" to decorate your cards and scrapbook pages. You'll also get mats that you can adhere the words to if you wish!

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Jam Jar Labels Crafting Dies

This three-piece set of dies feature a unique label shape with stitching on it! Use these dies on their own or embellish them with stamps and dies. You can even layer them on top of each other for a unique look! 

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These products will be available on the 1st in the New Products category on our website.

Want to see them in action? Stop by the blogs of our talented Design Team members:

Amy Kolling

Dana Joy

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Kymona Tracey

Latisha Yoast

Emily Leiphart

Heather Hoffman

Teri Anderson

Stop by our blog again tomorrow for a look at the rest of our new products for June! 

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June Release Sneak Peek #2

Hi, everyone!

We are one day closer to the June 1st release of new stamps and dies at Technique Tuesday, and we've got some more sneak peeks at the new goods for you!

If you are a fan of animal stamps, you are going to love this sneak peek. These new birds quack, honk and whoop and are lots of fun to color in with markers, pencils and watercolors!

Sneak peeks at Technique Tuesday's June release

Like to die cut? This set of dies is perfect for making labels to use on your cards and scrapbook pages!
Sneak peeks at Technique Tuesday's June release

There just might be a new border die coming to Technique Tuesday in June. It's berry cool, if you catch my drift! 
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Speaking of berries, there are some sweet stamps coming too! 
Sneak peeks at Technique Tuesday's June release

Be sure to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog again tomorrow! We'll be sharing full reveals of some of the new products, plus we'll have the Technique Tuesday Design Team here to share projects they've made with the new goods. You are going to love what they've been making! 

Also be sure to stop by the New Products page on our website on June 1st to snag all the stamps and dies that catch your eye! 

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June Release Sneak Peek #1

Hi, everyone!

June is coming! You know what that means?! We've got some new stamps and dies at Technique Tuesday that will be debuting that day! And they are sure to knock your socks off.

Would you like some sneak peeks at the new goods? You got it! On your mark. Get set. Get ready to start a wish list! 

Sneak peeks at Technique Tuesday's June release

The peek features a new stamp set that is full of fruits. It's perfect to make scrapbook pages and cards with! Plus the images in it even look good on gift tags! 


Sneak peeks at Technique Tuesday's June release

This next peek feature a stamp set that's, well, berry special. Like to color in stamped images with markers? You are going to LOVE all the coloring possibilities!


Sneak peeks at Technique Tuesday's June release

A Technique Tuesday release would not be complete without some dies! This final sneak peek features a die that is lots of fun to put together.

Tune in tomorrow for some more peeks at the new goods! And be sure to stop by the New Products page on our website on June 1st to buy your favorites. 

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20% Off Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

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Hi, everyone!

Have you had your eye on some new stamps and dies At Technique Tuesday? Good news, everything on our website is 20% off for Memorial Day Weekend! Not sure where to start? Consider the hot new border dies, the matching stamp and die bundles or the whole line of “sassy” stamps. Or get an early start on Christmas cards with our holiday collection. Hurry... this offer ends Monday, May 28th, 2018!

Be sure to use coupon code MEMORIAL20 to take advantage of the sale! 

Get Shopping

TTBlogTeam



Tips for Stamping on Rocks

Hi, everyone!

Shelley here today. Stamping on rocks? Yes, it’s a thing! On a recent visit to Whidbey Island, I got caught up in the painted rock hiding and hunting that’s popular there. If you aren’t familiar with it, people paint rocks and then tuck them into hiding places along streets, park paths, and other nooks and crannies. When you find a rock you take a picture of it and post where you found it on the Facebook page. Then you can keep it or re-hide it. We stumbled upon one in the low branches of a tree in a beach park and you would have thought we’d found a pot of gold! This inspired me to paint some rocks of my own.

Freehand drawing is not my forte, so I was trying to figure out what I could paint. In keeping with the beachy island theme I thought a fish would be perfect, but after trying my hand at sketching on paper first I wasn’t too impressed. Then it hit me…maybe I could use stamps!  I gave it a shot and was pretty impressed with the results.  Here’s my first rock featuring Phyllis and Finn the Fish from the Animal House collection (Sorry, no fancy photo. I just laid it on the carpet!). I learned several things and will perfect the technique as I make more, but I thought I’d share how I did this in case you’re inspired to paint a few rocks of your own.

Stamping on Rocks by Shelley Goff for Technique Tuesday

  1. I started with a flat rock. The flatter the rock, the better the results. Find with rocks that have smooth surfaces and sit as flat as possible. Precision painting on a wobbly rock is difficult!
  2. To create an ocean like background I blended multiple shades of blue and green acrylic paints. Once it was thoroughly dry it was ready for the stamped image.  Rock painters recommend acrylic paints and paint pens.
  3. You have to get creative when you stamp your image. I found getting the best stamp image required NOT adhering the clear stamp to a block. I laid the stamp on a crafting mat and inked it with Black Staz-On ink, then gingerly picked up the stamp and held it in my hand to lay the inked side of the stamp on the rock. I gently pressed around all the edges of the stamp, trying not to let it shift or slide. Since the stamp is clear, it was pretty easy to tell if the ink hadn’t transferred completely and I would go back and give the area another press.
  4. Then I carefully peeled the stamp off the rock, let it dry a bit.  
  5. To paint the fish I used some opalescent paints. They were a bit more translucent than regular acrylic paint and allowed some of the stamped image to show through. It also gave some nice shine and movement to the fish.
  6. After painting the fish I wanted the outlines to be more prominent so I took a very fine paint brush and black acrylic paint to reinforce the outlines in some places. If I were to do it again, I’d use a fine-tipped permanent marker! The “Catch You Later” sentiment is from the Phyllis and Finn the Fish stamp set too.
  7. To seal the rock and make it water resistant, use spray paint clear coat.

My sister and I did some more experimenting with stamping on rocks. We found if the rock’s surface was very smooth and flat we could stamp images without applying any base paint. Some of the images on the plain rocks were quite striking. We didn’t even feel compelled to paint the stamped image. Seeing the details of the artwork on the textures of the rock, especially after a clear coat spray, was beautiful. 

So, next time you’re walking the beach or lake shore, pick up a few rocks and try stamping on a new medium. Happy hunting!

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PS. Don't forget to check out the blog hop featuring the Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia design teams. You'll find lots of inspiration for your stamps! And you'll get some great tips for using the Misti stamping tool from My Sweet Petunia! 



Let's Blog Hop! Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia Style!

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Hi, everyone! 

It's a fun day! We've got lots of stamped card inspiration for you! 

The Technique Tuesday Design Team is teaming up with the My Sweet Petunia Design Team to blog hop. They've got all kinds of fun projects on their blogs today that feature Technique Tuesday's stamps (and dies) with My Sweet Petunia's Misti stamping tools

You are going to love seeing what they've made! 

 
Be sure to comment as you hop! There are prizes up for grabs: a $50 gift certificate for My Sweet Petunia and a $50 gift certificate for Technique Tuesday. 
Leave your comments no later than Monday, May 28th, at 11:59 PM Central time. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 29th, on the Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia blogs.
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Father's Day Card Ideas for Stampers

Hi, everyone! 

Can you believe Father's Day is a month away? June 17th to be exact.

That means it is time to start making cards for the Fathers, Grandpas, Uncles and other important men in your life. There's no better way to tell them you appreciate them than a giving them a handmade gift from the heart.

Need a little inspiration to get started? Here are a few projects from the Technique Tuesday Design Team that are sure to fuel your creative juices.

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Want to tell your husband or boyfriend to have a happy day? Use the Sassy Guy stamps to make a card like Heather's. Really focus on the message by making a clean and graphic card that emphasizes the words! 


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Like to use patterned paper when you make cards? It can be hard at times to find the perfect patterned paper so take a cue from Jill. Put your stamps to use and make your own! Jill created the black background paper by heat embossing the plane (from the What a Guy stamp set) over and over with white embossing powder. Not a fan of embossing stamped images? Bypass the embossing. Take a piece of white cardstock and stamp the plane on it and over with green, blue and brown inks. 


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Remember, not all cards have to say "Happy Father's Day" on them. Consider creating a card like this and then writing a Father's Day inspired sentiment on the inside.  


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Want to impress your favorite fella with your crafty skills? Stamp an image like the measuring tapes on watercolor paper and then color the images in watercolors. Add a shadow under your tape measures to ground them. Also remember to use waterproof ink to stamp your images in! 

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Consider trying something out of the box when you sit down to make your Father's Day cards. Instead of stamping on white cardstock, stamp on a non-traditional color, such as kraft or tan. Planning on coloring the images in? Stamp a few images on scratch paper and experiment with your markers to make the sure the colors will look good on your card.

Looking for even more card inspiration? Be sure to check out our "All About the Guys" gallery! You'll find more Father's Day cards, plus ideas for lots of other cards to make for your favorite guys. 

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Winners of the 2018 Spring Mega Sponsor Blog Hop Announced!

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Hi, everyone! 

Today's the day! The 2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop has officially come to an end, and we're excited to announce the winner of the Technique Tuesday gift certificate.

A big congrats goes out to Marisela Delgado, who scored a $25 gift certificate. Hooray! (Marisela, check your inbox for an email from Teri about your prize!)

Be sure to check all the blogs of other blog hop stops to see who else won. Perhaps you did! Or maybe one of your crafty best friends did! 

A big thank you goes out to everyone who stopped by our blog during the hop. We also appreciate those of you who swung by the Technique Tuesday website. We always enjoy hearing from you and seeing your enthusiasm. Thank you for making all of us smile! 

We'd love to keep in touch with all of you! If you haven't already signed up for our newsletter, please consider joining the list. Our newsletter subscribers get the latest Technique Tuesday news and special offers. They also get lots of project inspiration.

Once again, congratulations to all the Mega Sponsor hop winners! Watch for future Mega Sponsor giveaways!

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Step Right Up, Paper Crafters!

Are you a fan of die-cuts?

Do you like to use steel cutting dies to make decorative accents for your cards and scrapbook pages?

On a budget and looking for an affordable tool to add to your crafting arsenal?

We have something for you! Check out the Fresh Cut Studio crafting dies!

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We release a new set of Fresh Cut Studio dies every month. These universally compatible dies are designed to complement your handmade cards, party décor projects, planner pages, traditional scrapbook layouts or pocket pages and more.

These dies can be used on their own, but they also compliment our Memory Keepers Studio stamps!

These dies cost under $10. They are available for individual purchase. Auto-shipment is also available.

Swing by our website to see this month's dies and to learn about getting them delivered to you! 

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PS. There's a lucky Technique Tuesday newsletter subscriber out there! Congrats to Michelle W., who recently signed up for our newsletter! Michelle was randomly selected to earn a $50 gift certificate, which was emailed to her by Teri! Congrats, Michelle!